Sunday, August 9, 2009

Off the Sauce(r)

After several weeks of tentative two and three step false starts, Little Bit is officially a walker. We spent last week in Hilton Head with my family, and he toddled all over the place, giggling and squealing and convinced he was one of "the big kids." Thanks to a flight delay and subsequent missed connection, he also toddled around three airports yesterday. Though, of course, he did some crawling as well, in order to take advantage of the super clean floors at airports.

It's taken nothing to get him to sleep for bed and naps since we arrived home. Either he is thrilled to be in his crib and not a pack and play or he is completely exhausted from experiencing our house as a walker. Watching him enjoy this newly-discovered freedom is delightful, especially when he toddles over to my open arms or goes in hot pursuit of big brother Bub.


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And so it was time. I've known it for a couple of months now but hesitated to say goodbye. Bub loved you well in his time and me, a semi-desperate first timer of a mom, loved you so well that I let you overstay your welcome. Indeed, I was unable to turn you away until Bub climbed out of you in a dangerous, headfirst fashion.

When Little Bit was around four months, we welcomed you back into our lives (you had never left our hearts). Little Bit soon loved you too.

So many good memories flooded back--stolen moments to check email, quick trips to the bathroom by myself, household chores completed without a twenty-plus-pounder on my hip.

The bright colors, the texture of exquisitely chewed plastic, the layer of goldfish/puff crumbs, the sound of bouncing and spinning ... oh, could I go on.

I gave you the once over with some Lysol wipes and asked hubby to do the deed. Back to the crawl space you went. Even with all the other toys and plastic crap strewn about, the family room is lonely without you.

Exersaucer, until next time, you will be missed.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love your expression in the background. At least your family room will have one less space guzzling toy around now. Also, little bit on the move is an adorable sight! LAP

CaraBee said...

Yay Little Bit! He's a walker!

Sophie's exersaucer has been pushed off into a corner of the family room. She stopped using it almost a year ago, but then she rediscovered it recently and will climb into it occasionally for a little sentimental bounce.

"Exquisitely chewed plastic" - Love it!

Steph said...

A major milestone!

Sue and Randy said...

I have the large toy graveyard in my bedroom--the car shaped exersaucer (I was convinced my first was a boy) and the jumperoo...unfortunately we don't have a basement, only an attic and that big stuff is a bitch to store...and so it sits.

Nap Warden said...

OMG...I loved putting The Little Man in that thing. It was like a little prison. Easy moment of free time for Mommy:)

E... said...

Oh, it's a bittersweet day. We have one JUST like it, sitting on the basement shelf. I do not miss the music from the Jeep.

Actchy said...

Wait. I thought Acey could use this thing until at least Kindergarten. No?

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

We called ours the poopersaucer. It never failed to get Corinne to go...

CJR said...

That was really funny. A lot went through my mind before I got to the picture. Love, Regan

Anonymous said...

I love the description of the exersaucer(SP? not a strong point these days). I am dying for V to walk. B

East Coast bro said...

the exersaucer.....proud product of Evenflo, based outside Dayton, OH........always supporting your roots Mep....makes me proud.......Summer doesn't make such a product so I can't be pissed

BeeARawFoodie said...

An ode to the ExerSaucer.
Timeless!

 
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